Amputation forum. Topic: Elective Above Knee Amputation : Douglas Bader Foundation 2019-04-16

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This will make the prosthetic more comfortable to wear. Complications Like any type of surgery, an amputation carries a risk of complications. If you've had a leg amputation, you'll be encouraged to move around as soon as possible using a wheelchair. I am married and have three, now grown up, children, obviously live with my husband but have always been completely independent. Yes, I think the guidance would be the same. Not only does therapy improve the healing and function of the residual limb, but it also helps to strengthen bones and muscles elsewhere in the body, which can help compensate for the missing limb.

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Fingers amputations

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Now I live in constant pain. I took the time I needed to prepare myself for what I was about to do. For example, if neuromas thickened nerve tissue are thought to be causing pain, the affected cluster of nerves may need to be removed. I know now that it was the right one! It is very helpful and useful and am taking it all onboard. I'm so afraid I'll regret it, but on the other hand I see people in rehab with prosthetic legs and they're flying around the place and you'd never know 'cause they don't even have a limp. Some of my thoughts, take them for what theyŗe worth. You may need additional treatment, such as or , to improve your ability to cope after having an amputation.

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But they come and go. If there is anyone out there who has any thoughts on this for me, any advice they could give me, any one with an above knee amputation who could give me advice on recovery and life post surgery, I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. I had injections right into the nerves in the spine. I hope your operation date comes through very soon. This is for those of you that have or have had the same neurologist for 4 years or more.

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I had mine done due to an accident and the decision was made by others, however just over a year ago, I elected to have a revision amputation and but it was still a huge decision to make and took me quite a while. If you have a prosthetic limb, you should also regularly clean the socket using soap and warm water. Going further on the old style bullets. I know that I did. I'm going to whack ~ a few times and hope that's hope I actually 'sign' this comment. I would have no problem with that.

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While I was in there the surgeon came to see me and added his name to the list of people who are telling me that an amputation is the best thing for me now at this stage. Now it's been 40 years and I still have phantom pain. Then freedom with the zimmer frame a walk round the gym!. I dont think that they add anything to the page. Ideal sources for Wikipedia's health content are defined in the guideline and are typically. In 2015, there were 1. The Greeks and Romans had aqueducts and sewers because they knew bad water made you sick.

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Amputation / Prosthetic Message Board & Forum Discussions

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I am new to wikipedia, so I dont know the proper polite protocol to do this. But, overall, I'm in so much better health and can be so much more active that losing the leg was well worth it. The hospitalists and other specialists and two pints of blood pulled me through. Kevin, I can understand putting off getting therapy. Some people find wearing one or more socks around their stump helps absorb sweat and reduces skin irritation. The very next day following my amputation, I felt so much stronger and healthier. I'm 95% decided now - are you ever 100%? Once your wound has started to heal, you may start working on an exercise programme with a physiotherapist in the hospital gym to help you maintain your mobility and muscle strength.

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I know he is extremely busy on the lecture circuit now and in fact not taking new patients there is a huge waiting list for him. If you are a member and have already , you can log in by. Was a wise decision for me! Also with great staff on Balmoral Ward. Adjusting to life after an amputation can be challenging, but many people enjoy a good quality of life once they have managed to adapt. Many are able to compensate for their lost abilities with the help of prosthetic devices. Secondary amputation occurs when earlier attempts to preserve the digit have failed.

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big toe amputation?

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I wonder if your pain is due to an ill fitting prosthesis or if it is present when you don't wear your prosthesis? There are a number of factors that influence the risk of complications from amputation, such as your age, the type of amputation you've had, and your general health. This doesn't seem to be addressed in the article. So many of them may have had lost a big toe and could comment based on actual experience. If you have a prosthetic limb fitted see below , your physiotherapist will teach you how to use it — for example, how to walk on a prosthetic leg or grip with a prosthetic hand. Now to join you fine people in a life of leisure and nothing else to do but to look out for myself.

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Doctors monitor the patient closely. For the Epidemiology section, I added a statistic similar to the first statistic in the traumatic amputation article from a different source, and I neglected the second one about distribution of amputees on profession. You may need to change a shoe size down as you won't have the big toe to keep you from sliding forward in the shoe. I have been with mine now since 2009. But just as Celtic said, medical amputation became necessary after the invention of bullets. I have met a couple of people, whilst sitting in fitting rooms, who have had this type of amputation, and they were actually wearing a very neat looking silicon prosthesis. As well as this, I'd take Lynnes advice, visit a few specialist prosthetic rehab consultants, have a look at the different kinds of below knee prosthesis that might be available to you should you go down that route.

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I enjoyed my social life and I always assumed I'd eventually meet someone and live happily ever after but one thought just won't go away - who's going to want me now? Well it's now 5 months on and I've had the operation. Trouble is, as with any surgery, no one can give you any definite guarantees, it does have to be 'your' decision, and you can only base that on information gathered, advice from the medics and really just gut instinct that the people looking after you know what they are doing, and its right for you. But I think a suitable replacement picture should be found before it is deleted. The Amputee Coalition offers partnerships with hospitals and rehabilitation centers to share our expertise, training curriculum and patient education materials so that the hospital can easily integrate a highly successful peer support program into their rehabilitation framework. I don't want to lose another 30 days of my life.

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